The Jackson County Board of Health is responsible for safeguarding the health of the citizens of Jackson County through Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance.

  Jackson County, Iowa - Health Department

* State of Iowa Rules and Regulations

* Jackson County Rules and Regulations

* Leisure Lake Rules and Regulations

“Public Health” has been defined as “organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health.” Public health is sometimes confused with publicly funded healthcare or medically indigent care. Although responsibility for these functions sometimes overlaps in communities, the emphasis of Public Health is focused on the protection of the population as a whole. During the 20th century, the health and life expectancy of persons residing in the United States improved dramatically. Since 1900, the average lifespan of persons in the United States has lengthened by greater than 30 years; 25 years of this gain are attributable to advances in public health.

The Jackson County Board of Health is responsible for safeguarding the health of the citizens of Jackson County. This goal is pursued through three core functions:

Assessment: Regular collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of information about health conditions, risks and assets in the county.

Policy development: Development, implementation, and evaluation of plans and policies, for public health in general and priority needs in particular, in a manner that incorporates scientific information and community values and in accordance with state public health policy.

Assurance: Ensuring by encouragement, regulation, or direct action that programs and interventions that maintain and improve health are carried out.

Jackson County Board of Health

Nin Flagel
Dr. Jerald W. Bybee, M.D.
Pamela DeMoss, MSN, RN (Chairman)
Douglas Latham
Dr. Darwin Schipper, D.V.M.


Health Services
Genesis VNA and Hospice
Michele Cullen, Community Health Manager
Phone: (563) 242-7165
Fax: (563) 242-7197



Address of Health Department office:
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 652-5658

FAX Number:
(563) 652-1798

Health Administrator:
Kimberly Grandinetti

 Health Department Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Health Department office

Health Department Links:

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